Suarez scores first non-Messi hat-trick since Romario

first_imgLuis Suarez has scored Barcelona’s first Clasico hat-trick not recorded by Lionel Messi since Romario managed the feat back in 1994.The Blaugrana entered their latest meeting with arch-rivals Real Madrid looking for inspiration from somewhere.With mercurial captain Messi nursing a broken arm, somebody was required to step up in his absence. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Suarez proved to be up to the task as he ran the Blancos ragged at Camp Nou as Barcelona eased to a 5-1 victory.Philippe Coutinho had handed Barca the perfect start inside 11 minutes, but his fellow South American took over from that point.Suarez recorded his first of the afternoon from the penalty spot on the half-hour mark, having earned the spot-kick himself, before Marcelo snatched Madrid a lifeline.Hope did not linger for long, though, for those in white as Suarez struck twice more to put the result beyond doubt.Arturo Vidal grabbed a fifth for Ernesto Valverde’s side to complete a derby demolition job, but the headlines belonged to Suarez.The Uruguayan recorded the 25th hat-trick in Clasico history, but the first by a Barca player not named Messi in 24 years.3 – Excluding Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez is the first @FCBarcelona player to score a hat-trick in #ElClasico in La Liga since Romário in 1994. Exhibition. pic.twitter.com/ZVwmhJRjAm— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 28, 2018Suarez’s treble was also the first managed in a glamour clash between La Liga’s heavyweight rivals since Messi secured a match ball during the 2013-14 campaign.3 – Luis Suarez is the first player to score 3 goals in the Classico since Lionel Messi in March 2014. Cannibal. #FCBRMA pic.twitter.com/0zhYH1Dly1— OptaJean (@OptaJean) October 28, 2018He is also the first man to net from the spot in a Clasico other than Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo since Ruud van Nistelrooy back in 2008.Barca needed Suarez to deliver when it matters most, and he did not disappoint.Valverde’s side are now two points clear at the top of the Liga table while Real, stuck down in ninth, have seen pressure mount on beleaguered boss Julen Lopetegui as he edges ever closer to the exits.last_img read more

Ashley Judd To Receive WMC Speaking Truth To Power Award

first_imgThe Women’s Media Center will honor Ashley Judd with the WMC Speaking Truth to Power Award at the Women’s Media Awards on October 26 at Capitale in New York City.Judd joins 2017 Honorees Jane Fonda, Maria Hinojosa, April Ryan, María Elena Salinas and Gail Tifford. Maya L. Harris, lawyer, MSNBC analyst, senior policy adviser to the 2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign, and former board co-chair of the Women’s Media Center, will host this event for the first time.Judd was the first actor to be a named source, and to share her story about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment, which Judd did in The New York Times investigative report.Judd is chair of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project, which raises awareness about the scope and toxic impact of online harassment and its costs to women’s civic and political participation.“It’s crucial to call out those like Harvey Weinstein who misuse big power, and also to reward those who risk what small power they have by telling the truth,” said Gloria Steinem, co-founder of The Women’s Media Center. “I would like to pay tribute to my friend Ashley Judd, who travels the world encouraging women and girls to tell the truth about being prostituted and sex trafficked, and who now has led global truth-telling in the most powerful way — by example.”Judd is a feminist who has been working for social justice internationally — through NGO’S, grassroots organizations, governments, and supranational bodies — since 2004. She received Golden Globe nominations for Norma Jean and Marilyn and De-Lovely and Emmy nominations for Norma Jean and Marilyn and Missing. She will next be seen starring in season two of Epix’s political thriller series, Berlin Station.“I chose Ashley to speak at TEDWomen2016 on her experiences as a survivor of cyber attacks, bullying, sexual harassment and her talk posted on TED.com has had huge impact around the world,” said Pat Mitchell, WMC’s board chair and curator and co-host of TEDWomen. “We are thrilled to have her perspective on our WMC program, speaking as she always does, for survivors everywhere.”Lauren Embrey is the chair of the 2017 Women’s Media Awards. Co-chairs are Loreen Arbus, Abigail Disney, Jane Fonda, Mellody Hobson, Victoria Jackson, Pat Mitchell, Robin Morgan, Susan Pritzker, Bonnie Schaefer, Regina K. Scully, Gloria Steinem, and Mary & Steven Swig. Proceeds support the continuing work of the Women’s Media Center in advancing women and accuracy in the media.Julie Burton, president of the Women’s Media Center, said: “At a time of political attacks on women’s equality, safety, bodily integrity, and educational and economic opportunity — and when the role of independent and honest media is being undermined at the highest level of government — our honorees represent trust, truth, and excellence. Whether in front of the camera or behind it, in traditional media or on-line, they tell the stories of our lives, and are champions of accuracy, empathy, and democracy for women in all our diversity. We are proud to celebrate them each year at the Women’s Media Awards.”Past WMC honorees include Luvvie Ajayi, Christiane Amanpour, Amma Asante, Laura Bates, Samantha Bee, Ursula Burns, Katie Couric, Sady Doyle, Mona Eltahawy, Sarah Hoye, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, Sheila C. Johnson, Maria Teresa Kumar, Laura Ling and Lisa Ling, Lara Logan, Pat Mitchell, Martha Nelson, Soledad O’Brien, Salma Hayek Pinault, Elianne Ramos, Joy Reid, Yanique Richards, Anita Sarkeesian, Regina K. Scully, Mary Thom (posthumously), Marlo Thomas, Barbara Walters, Padmasree Warrior, Lindy West, and Maggie Wilderotter.The Women’s Media Center was co-founded by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem, and works to make women visible and powerful in media. We train women leaders in media skills, make women experts available to the media through WMC SheSource, and conduct groundbreaking research and reporting on inclusiveness and accuracy in the media. We also feature women’s voices and stories on our award-winning radio broadcast and podcast, “Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan,” and in WMC Features, WMC Fbomb, WMC Speech Project and WMC Women Under Siege.To buy tickets, or to find more information about the 2017 Women’s Media Awards and our ongoing work, go to: www.womensmediacenter.com.last_img read more

Get Acquainted With A Vancouver Stunt Performer Cassandra Ebner

first_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Big blockbuster films continue pumping money into the local economy like over $40 million from Deadpool and $69 million from Star Trek Beyond. There are also a slew of Hollywood North productions for primetime television and original streaming content. This trickles down to a lot of jobs for local talent like actors and crew.We chatted with stunt woman, actress, YouTuber/vlogger and cosplayer Cassandra Ebner about her work and the local film & TV industry. She’s appeared in local productions like Arrow, The Tomorrow People, Continuum, Witches of East End, iZombie, The Flash, Supernatural and Once Upon a Time. As a stunt woman she both stunt doubles adrenaline-filled scenes and stunt performs intricate background/extra scenes. She’s doubled for actresses like Alex PenaVega, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Emilie de Ravin. When she’s not on that set she also acts/stunts in independent films like the 2013 fan film Croft.What inspired you to pursue acting and stunts? Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Growing up I wanted to be a superhero so bad. I remember going out to the back yard everyday and thinking if I could jump and reach the monkey bar then after that I would be able to fly! I’m not sure where the logic came from but I really believed in it! One day I jumped and grabbed the monkey bar and no super powers… My parents explained, in a loving way, that they weren’t real and that’s when a new goal was made. I wanted to be a superhero in the movies!What’s it like to step into identical shoes of other actors and characters on screen as a stunt double?It’s so much fun! It brings together all the things I love doing. Being a different character with wigs, different outfits and different postures. Trying to mimic different people and how they might fall or pose in fights is so much fun. And The best part is I meet so many talented actresses who are doing such cool amazing things in the world or being inspiring great people and it’s so awesome to see! Twitterlast_img read more